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in the attacks. mr. obama spoke with doctor skbrorz nurses two -- who treated the wounded and visited some of the injured. seven people remain in critical condition but that is down from 14 yesterday. the bombingt people to the hos 120 of them have been sent home to continue recovery. >>ere a michelle obama visiting1-year-old aaron hern. his family e mailed thus photo. he was waiting at the finish line to watch his mother cross it when he was severely injured in monday's bombings. his mom tells us her son is dramatically improving. he suffered a deep thigh wound and other injuries. he's now breathing on his own and neck brace and breathing tube have been removed. she says they're looking forward to getting him into therapy. several local fund-raisers are taking place for the family in martinez swrechl a full list on our web site. >> and one way to show your support is to share this get well soon badge on your facebook page by going to our page. >> adidas selling these tee shirts to honor the vips. both have boston stands as one written on them. all proceed goes to the one fund a boston ch
grents a nearby college left on this barricade. >> president obama told people of boston everyone stands with them. >> they sought to intimidate us, terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans. well, itld be pretty clear by now that they have picked the wrong city to do it. >> the president spoke this morning. >> a very special visitor for a day bai area boy injured in the bombing. michelle obama dropped by the hospital to visit 11-year-old aaron hern, the martinez boy suffer aid deep thigh wound while watching his mother finish the marathon. his mother tells abc 7 news her son is improving and his neck brace and other tubes have been removed. he's doing well. there is this badge in support of the people of boston. you can find them on our page facebook.com/abc 7 news. >> the search for survivors continues after a powerful fertilizer plant explosion in texas. that could with felt 45 miles way. it damaged or destroyed buildings within a 1500 foot radius, you can see damage from blast, buildings and homes obliterated. the mayor says there may be a35-40
on universal background checks failed. president obama said despite a 90% approval rating among the public. and strong support from the families who lost loved ones in the newtown massacre. president obama called yesterday a pretty shameful day in washington. but what do you think? should background checks be ramped up for gun buyers? you can weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or
looked like a war zone. president obama was notified within minutes. he promised action. >> i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city, and as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> reporter: officials are tracking multiple persons of interest including a man being treated at an area hospital, as well as another individual who was seen trying to gain access to a restricted area five minutes before the blasts. john and diana. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in boston, thank you. >>> well, the fbi is launching a massive effort to find those responsible for the deadly attack. they're going to be looking at bomb fragments. they'll also look at hundreds of videos from the finish line. >>> with more on the search for clues, we're joined by abc's devin dwyer from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the u.s. since the september 11th, 2001 attacks. now the full weight of the u.s. government is b
not finish the race. >> president obama is vowing justice for the victims of the boston bombings. here's a picture of mr. obama as he received the news from boston and short time later he addressed the nation. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> members of congress observe a moment of silence tonight for the bombing vichlts chairman of the house committee on homeland security says this is a terrorist attack and the question is whether terrorism is foreign or domestic. >> people in boston pitching in to help those affected by the bombings. hundreds of people offered to host them in their homes for free. offering a bed or couch or ride whatever they can do to help. it's going on right now through google drive. >> mean time boston police relessed phone number for people to call to try to reunite with family friends. that number and we have it on the bottom of the screen is listed here. all that information is on
. the woman was not hurt and did not finish the race. >> president obama is vowing justice for the victims of the boston bombings. here's a picture of mr. obama as he received the news from boston and short time later he addressed the nation. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> members of congress observe a moment of silence tonight for the bombing vichlts chairman of the house committee on homeland security says this is a terrorist attack and the question is whether terrorism is foreign or domestic. >> people in boston pitching in to help those affected by the bombings. hundreds of people offered to host them in their homes for free. offering a bed or couch or ride whatever they can do to help. it's going on right now through google drive. >> mean time boston police relessed phone number for people to call to try to reunite with family friends. that number and we have it on the bottom of the screen is listed here.
. the month of the waco raid and the oklahoma city bombing. as president obama made clear today, there's still no evidence of who is responsible for this act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> reporter: the fbi agents tell us they have tons of video, and somewhere in there will be a picture of the person who planted these two bombs, diane. >> speaking of pictures, i want to ask you about a photo that everybody was e-mailing today. it is a man standing up on top of a roof. you can move in there, you see it right there. what do you know about it? >> reporter: well, it's very intriguing, but authorities say they're giving it no special priority. it's one of many tips and leads they're following. they're really focusing on the person who had that unusually heavy black bag the day of the race. >> as you said the strongest clues are in the nature of the bomb. >>> up next, abc's senior national correspondent jim avila, shows us just how far the blast from the bombs traveled. >>
the range of suspects and motives remains wide open. president obama travels to boston tomorrow for a memorial service. >>> and ahead of that service, the three victims killed in the blast being remembered this morning. abc's terry moran continues our coverage. >> reporter: a candlelight vigil in the tight-knit neighborhood of dorchester for one of their own, a beautiful gap-toothed 8-year-old boy named martin richard, killed at the finish line of the marathon just after getting some ice cream. there is so much love here. >> we're here for support and love. that's what we do. >> reporter: they are dorchester strong, and they came out for martin and for his family who are suffering so much. here a family facebook photo, his mother denise recovering now from severe head injuries, his 6-year-old sister jane who lost a leg, his brother henry and his father bill. what does this do for you to be here? >> if it happened to my family, i know they'd be here for me. >> respect. it's terrible, it's awful, especially for the mother and the daughter. it's awful. >> reporter: neighbors droppe
background checks. and angry and frustrated president obama called it a shameful day in washington. >> what happened today was the preservation of the loophole that let's dangerous criminals buy gun was out a background check. it didn't make our kids safer. victory for not doing something that 90% of americans, 80% of republicans wanted to get done? >> two days after the parents of saratoga high school student made a public appeal, the office says they're getting more cooperation now from students. the 15-year-old girl killed herself after a photo of alleged sexual assault she was involved with was shared in text messages. aabc 7 news has the latest. >> the prosecution of three teen boys is underway in juvenile court accused of a sexual assault of saratoga high school sophomore audrie pott in an unsupervised party. >> we've done more search warrants so it's still continuing. >> sheriff smith acknowledges detectives knew the identity and were kicked off the team. but they have been campered by efforts to conceal or destroy evidence of photos allegedly taken where liquor was supposedly made a
for sending poison envelopes to the nation's capital. >> president obama gets fired up after the deveet of -- defeat of gun control at capitol hill. >> ask a milestone for alternative energy. there is a feet of -- fleet of truck that's ran on the gas that came through anest bay landfill. >>> we have new video of the man police believe talked his way into a home near lake merit then molested a little girl. investigators released this surveillance video late today showing the man walking near a bus stop close to the girl's apartment building then, later running away. police say he posed as a maintenance man and then, got a 7-year-old girl alone in a room and molested her. he is described as a lanky white man in early to mid-50s about six feet tall weighing 160 pounds. the girl says he had paint splatters on his hair and clothe oogt fbi arrested a mississippi man officials believe sent letter was ricin poise tron president obama and other government officials. investigators say the curtis sent letters to the president, senator roger wicker of mississippi and another state official. prelimi
to the emotional debate over gun control. president obama with strong words after the senate failed to pass a key proposal to expand background checks. he called it a shameful day in washington and vowed to keep fighting. john carl has the story. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: just as the bill was voted down, two victims of gun violence scream out in the senate chamber. >> shame on you! >> the president joined by gabby giffords and some of the families were anger. >> all in all this was a shameful day for washington. >> reporter: afterwards the newtown families told us they were disappointed but determined. >> we don't have a political agenda. we just don't want other people to suffer through this. we want their passing to mean something, to have a purpose. >> reporter: james and natalie barden lost their little brother daniel in the sandy hook massacre. >> i feel that we owe it to daniel because his life needed to mean something. >> he was just so thoughtful and he thought about everybody. he was always happy. >> reporter: senator rand paul yesterday accused the president of usi
, michelle obama stop bid to see the 11-year-old and his family, more on his condition in just a moment. first, the video release today by the sh -- but the fbi who singled out two men seen here carrying backpacks near the scene of the bombings. they want to find these two men very much. >> ama? >> i'm standing in front of the fire house which is just down the street from the blast sites. as soon as the fbi released images of the suspects firefighters printed them out and put them on display for everyone to see. >> today we're listing help to identify the two suspects. >> the fbi released these surveillance images of two men they are now calling suspects in the boston marathon bombing autos suspect one wearing a dark hat. suspect two wearing a white hat. suspect two set down a backpack at the site of the second explosion just in front of the forum res strunt they ciateve the two are asso they appear to be walking together through the marathon crowd, you can see one behind another. >> we can consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous. no one should approach them. no one should att
obama or anyone else inside. they simply stood silently in a show of support. diane? >> and again the president quoting a poem that boston is not a place, it is a state of grace. thanks so much, linsey davis from boston for us tonight. >>> now we turn from boston to the other american region in crisis, reeling tonight and asking the nation's prayers after a massive and mysterious explosion at a fertilizer plant. the image caught on tape. the air thick with the smell of ammonia. volunteer firefighters overwhelmed. the blast had the ferocity of a 2.1 earthquake and the thunderous shock could be heard 45 miles away. tonight, the small towe waco, called west, has been flattened. abc's steve osunsami has been there through the night. >> reporter: their moment of crisis for families in a small town of west, texas, came at 7:29 p.m., with a fire raging at their giant fertilizer depot. >> everybody needs to get away from there. back all trucks away from the plant. >> reporter: a small team of firefighters answering the call, worried the whole thing could blow. then at 7:53, the sound no o
someone said that about saddam hussein and obama, as wel0 bam osama, as well. police say they have him in custody. i want to see if you have anything from the sources that have been calling you all night. >> reporter: diane, we can confirm that the suspect is alive. he's in that ambulance. one of our officials got a text from the scene saying suspect is alive in the ambulance. >> all right, let's go to jon karl at the white house. jon, what are you hearing there and what are they saying about what happens next, immediately in the next hours? >> reporter: well, diane, depending on the condition of the suspect, the next thing you can expect to happen will be the activation of the president's high value interrogation group. this is a group made up of the cia, the dia and the fbi. this was set up by president obama in 2009 after they did away with the cia's interrogation program and it is designed for exactly this situation. to go in and to interrogate suspected terrorists immediately after their apprehension. i have been told prior to this that this group was on stand-by and ready to go.
to develop bio fuel is getting a boost from the obama administration. the energy department awarded $2.5 million to cobalt technologies. this to test bio fuels for fuels for jets and ships part of the efforts to advance bio fuel technologies to bring down costs. a and identify effective processing technique that's don't come from food stock. >> up next yosemite park rangers welcome back a young girl who stole or borrowed two sticks what. she did on her visit. >> the search for computer programmers is competitive and how the super geniuses are taking a page to get the first deal. >> we can see clear conditions now but costal fog is making a come back. >> this is the traffic at 4:36. 680 north is oncoming traffic slowing down just a bit as it normally does. going southbound back towards walnut creek and 24. stay with us. >>> a young girl who took two sticks and then mailed back two sticks from vos sem ti has made am yends to mother nature. the rangers responded to the letter. >> she wrote she was a junior park ranger and knew not to take things and picked a spot to return the sticks back
of the crater to help their search for clues at the fertilizer plant. and we learned president obama will attend a memorial in texas on thursday. we also saw those happier images you're seeing now, students returning to school as the town slowly tries to return to normal. >>> and still ahead on this fast-moving news night, inside america's raging flood zone, kayaking down the road, even fish crossing the street, and more rain on the way, next. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ ♪ the middle of this special moment and i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of my daughter. ♪ so today, i'm finally talking to my doctor about overactive bla
. >> reporter: president obama was notified in minutes and while he was not ready to use the word "terrorist" he made this vow. >> we will find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: but new york congressman peter king is more willing to point firngers. >> obviously it's nothing give net yet but it has all the earmarks of an al qaeda attack. it reminds me of what happened in times square in 2010. it could end up being someone else but it has all the indicators of being an al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated attack. >> reporter: for rebecca roach and all the runners who ran with full hearts and their loved ones who cheered them on it's so incomprehensible and so wrong. >> i just think it's horrendous. why? i don't understand. i can't find reason in it. >> reporter: so it was a day of he heartbreak here in boston and of heroism. bruce mendelson who is an army veteran was on the scene and responded. you were right at the finish line? >> i
scene at its center, president obama vowed those responsible would be caught and brought to justice. >> what we don't yet know is who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens. and we will bring them to justice. >> a lot of questions in the beginning of a major investigation. and brian, as if this wasn't enough, there is what appears to be another terrorist scare. this one in washington. what's going on? >> a suspicious letter sent to mississippi senator roger rickart. it had a white granular substance, two field tests indicated it was ricin, a highly poisonous substance. it's been sent to a lab to do full tests and we'll know the result of tests tomorrow. >> it could shake up the delivery of mail? >> it could shake up the delivery of mail but at this point, there's no indication it's connected to what's happening here. >> thank you very much for that and more on the report on the bombing here. when we c
letters laced with ricin to president obama and senator. the president was sent to the president was intercepted yesterday. the secret service says the man, kenneth curtis sent both letters. officials say signed with initials kc. nannette miranda has been looking at the security officers screen mail sent to our capitol and reports now from sacramento. >> this is where letters are sorted out by staff. >> at california state capitol they use these security procedures for mail coming into the governor's, state lawmakers and other leaders as feds do. tony beard says it's screened first for things like ricin and anthrax before mail ever gets to the capitol rail mail room. >> just technology but also a combination of skills we teach people. there are fbi protocols to follow. >> the procedures work with washington, d.c.. they were discovered in the off site location. the screening doesn't work that. is where training can provide protection. >> there is a fine line between threatening and having a right to disagree. >> nothing chemical has been detected in mail sent to late leaders. >> s
: and caitlin had a special visitor, president barack obama. >> reporter: what did he say to you? >> he shook our hands and told us we were strong and an inspiration to other people. >> reporter: caitlin is recovering so well, she could be released this week. what message do you have for everyone watching? >> i think that life should go on. we should continue and stay strong and -- not avoid or be scared of events. because there's dangerous people out there like this. >> reporter: life going on. today investigators finished their grim work on boylston street where the attacks happened seven days ago. and handed the famous street back to the city. just another act of courage and defiance in this proud place as it struggles to get back on its feet. for "nightline," geo benitez in boston. >> as we said, boston strong, not just a slogan. our thanks to abc's gio benitez. thank you for watching abc news. ""world news now"" is coming up with the overnight breaking news. "gma" is back in the morning. as always, we're online at abcnews.com. i'm dan harris. that's "nightline" for tonight. have a great
. >> how could you? >> how do you recover? >> president obama will be in boston tomorrow to help there. vigils of course going all over, a vigil, last night in boston common not far from the bombing scene. >> that's right. two vigils one was for martin, the 8-year-old. another one that was for everybody who was hurt, who was killed, who was there, who just need to come together and be part of a community in moments like this. understandably they wanted to support each other. in times like this that's what is needed. >> harvard, boston university planning vigils. >> there will be more, i am sure. >>> all right, as the search for clues continues in boston, diane sawyer sat down with one man who knows all too well what it feels look to lead a city under attack. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani said we still don't know how much evidence was caught on camera. >> they have a lot of surveillance cameras in boston. more than new york. less than london. you have very much focused on event with the lives of people. professional cameras, amateur cameras. it may be that some person photogr
were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> #*? >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. supporters can meet both california senators if they would like to thank them forecasting votes in favor of background checks. >>> the north vallejo little league
there are 14 confirmed fatalities, with at least 13 still missing. more than 200 were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> it's gone. everything -- the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman anna ishu joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. >>> the north vallejo little league season has been shot indefinitely
're going back to boston, thomas me knee -- menino. >>> but let's go the cathedral where president obama spoke earlier this week and sean o'malley. byron pitts is there. >> reporter: george, this morning, for the first time this week, we're hearing more and more people talk about healing. part of that journey will take place here at the cathedral -- also today, the first wake for one of the victims. 29-year-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow as her family and friends continue their grieving process. friday, boston was on lockdown. yesterday, the city came back to life. the epicenter, if you will, was fenway park, this is one of america's grand old baseball stadiums, and yesterday, it felt more like a cathedral. there was a pregame ceremony to honor the victims, survivors and first responders. also, one of the highlights during the eighth inning, neil diamond took the field to lead the crowd in his song "sweet caroline." ♪ sweet caroline ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ >> reporter: red sox fans have been singing that song in the eighth inning of every home game s
should zpokt see more security. >> president obama says law enforcement will be relentless in finding those responsible. the secret service expanded it's perimeter of the white house today. here is a picture of the president given the news from boston. >> we still do not know who did this or y people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have the facts but make no mistake. we'll get to the bomb both yom of this and find out who did this, why they did this. any response -- any responsible individuals and groups will feel the weight of justice. >> fbi is taking the lead in this investigation coordinating with state and local law enforcement in boston. >> needless to say sporting convenient use on heightened alert tonight that. is the case in oakland. a's and warriors are playing. we're live with that part of the story. >> entrance to the coliseum is to the right. a's fans converging in this one area. police say they're at a heightened state after wareness looking for anything in these crowds. oracle arena will be using metal detectors tonight but we've seen alameda county bomb squad c
you. >> reporter: two letters, one to president obama, another two roger wicker, showed initial positive results in field tests. the letters never reached the white house or capital. >> the mail sent here is screened and the tests are taken at remote sites to mitigate the risks. >> the first was stopped then miles from its target to capitol hill. the second letter to the white house was intercepted six and a half miles away on a military base on the outskirts of d.c. a third post office sorting facility suffered possible contamination to its filtering system from an unknown source, ten miles from downtown washington. protections including air sensors at screening centers, set up after the anthrax attack in 2001, that killed five americans and injured 17 others, it happened just after 9/11. today's apparent attempt, so close to another incident of domestic terror is an eerie reminder of those frightening days. >> the letters to the problem and the senator were both signed with the initials k.c. which matches the name of the man arrested in tupelo, mississippi. diane? >>> and now
's feeling better who wouldn't vtv after a visit today from first lady obama. unhooked from nearly all machines and mother tells us that he could be out of icu by tomorrow. >> well tonight runners from the bay area showed their solidarity with the victims and people of boston by taking part in the candle light round and vigil. hundreds turn out including an its bay woman who was interthe blast. 7 news reporter has the story. >>reporter: they may haveeen sprted by distance but these rus in oakland snow park were connected to boston in spirit. >> go boston. pishtion more than 300 ran through oakland. went 3 miles one for each victim who died in the bom bombings. paula of concord ran the marathon and was near the explosion. >> a lot of emotion. like right now. just remembering people's faces and the fear. lots of fear. camaraderie. >>reporter: this run organized by the owner of the see jane run sporting good store. >> we are standing strong together as community and we are not going to let this kind of thing hold us back. >>reporter: in oakland, abc 7 news. >> and tomorrow morni
. in the weeks after 9/11 president obama asked me for what could happen next and we predicted that there would be a lot of attacks like this. it's been a decade and it hasn't happened. now, the fbi has stopped a lot of things before it happened, and initiating people in the united states, but i would have expected a lot more to have happened just like this, and i don't know why it hasn't. >> thanks very much. let's go back to brian in watertown who has been told about a possible controlled explosion that may be imminent. >> they're in the course of doing that. it is 2:00 in the afternoon in the east coast and only several hours of daylight left and the more they can do in daylight the happy they are with about it. they're go about to do that to make sure there are no booby traps in there and agens and police officers will go in following these controlled detonations which will essentially put an end to the risk that something would blow sky high, it will blow as best as they cacon ntrol it. >> that's the home in cambridge, massachusetts. we just leard w moments ago that the police arr at dzokh
, dagestan. >> the view from russia tonight. >>> and today, president obama held a meeting in the situation room to get an update on the investigation. the heads of the fbi and cia were there, among others. which leads us to abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. martha, thanks for coming in. we appreciate it. let's talk about the older brother's trip to russia. we know there are islamic militants in this part of russia, but do these people have any history of attacking america? >> not the chechens. they have no history of attacking the america. what investigators will want to find out is whether he went to some sort of training camp, some radical training camp that did have a beef with america. who funded him, if he had any sort of extra funding. did he learn how to build those bombs there, or did he build them on the internet? that's what they'll be looking at and they will interview everybody they possibly can to see where those dark months led. >> if they rule out some sort of foreign plot, and that's a big if at this point, it would make these two brothers, assuming
. >> misty's a mother of five. she was racing to evacuate when the explosion hit. president obama will attend a memorial service on thursday for the 14 people who lost their lives. 12 of those victims were first responders. >>> a fugitive who replaced osama bin laden on the fbi's most-wanted list is now under arrest. former washington, d.c. elementary schoolteacher eric justin toth was captured in nicaragua. he's accused of producing child pornography. he was fired amid allegations that he hid a camera in a boy's bathroom at the exclusive school where he taught third grade. >>> two years after a sexting scandal cost him his job, anthony weiner is back on twitter. it was this half-naked picture that led to the downfall of the new york congressman. a link to a policy statement on new york city. >>> former south carolina governor mark sanford not apologizing for getting caught going out of the back door of his ex-wife's home in february. using his cell phone as a flashlight. in a newspaper ad, he addressed the accusations of trespassing. saying he entered the home because, quote, he didn't think
be a top priority for the obama administration. the issue of national security has been a top priority for at least 70 percent of americans since the poll has been taken which started in 2002. >> the i.r.s. says boston area taxpayers will get an extension on filing their federal tax returns. taxes were due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday for them. >> google is praised for its action in the minutes after the bombings, the internet giant created a link called "person finder" where you enter names and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view so you can get information and give information. the service came in handy because cell phone service because nonexistent for several hours after the explosion. >> you can show your support for the people of boston through a badge posting on your facebook that reads "our hearts go to everyone in boston and each person with loved ones running in the marathon." >> breaking news from the south bay where a house fire turned deadly. a young victim is a 15-year-old girl trapped in
bag around the time of the blast. >> at white house today president obama called the bombings an act of cowardice and made plans to travel to boston on thursday. >> what we don't yet know is who carried out the attack or why. whether or not planned and executed by a terrorist organization foreign or domestic or was the act of a malevolent individual. >> the president ordered flags at half staff in memory of the victims. >> bay area people who attended or competed in the marathon are getting back home now. we've been speaking with many of them today. wayne freedman has the coverage. >> we like to say every person has a story. but travelers arrived from san francisco international airport today only one story mattered in so many different versions. >> loud loom. >> two block as head. >> thought it's a cannon. >> people started to run one way. emts going another way. no one knew what is going on. >> you see snok smoke. you know there is chaos. >> there is no getting away from them. after flying across a continent. >> this is pretty emotional. an 8-year-old boy, they came out and watched
to be terrorized. >> reporter: when president obama asked us to stay vigilant in the wake of the attacks, he may not have foreseen this. bomb-sniffing dogs and robots working overtime. americans seeing something and saying something in droves. >> you feel safer by seeing it but brings it to the forefront of what could happen. >> reporter: a rash of suspicious packages called in to 911 tuesday. >> they located an abandoned box in the trash can that's suspicious in nature. it has wires coming out of it. >> reporter: a bomb-sniffing dog took out this hair dryer. in new jersey, an unattended bag shut down the pat train. police in new york city fielded 77 such reports in less than 24 hours, three times the norm. >> it would be easier if we just did pay attention, but if yesterday doesn't refresh your memory, i don't know what would. >> reporter: the epicenter of the jitters quite justifiably boston, where streets this morning are filled with armored vehicles, heavily armed cops and the national guard. at logan airport officials removed all passengers from a u.s. air flight because of concerns over a
sweeping the area. it was the second-most tweeted phrase. second only to president obama's tweet on election night, four more years. >> such a telling story. thank you. >>> coming up, five days none of us will soon forget. a look back at the drama in boston. from the bombings on monday to the celebrations in the street overnight. keep it here. kids... they'll tell you exactly what they're thinking... especially my niece. the moment she pointed out my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis... well, it was really embarrassing. so i had a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, she prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials, most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority of people were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problem
. the same place where president obama spoke at a service on thursday. after that there will be an interfaith service at the growing memorial on boylston street, the site where the bombs went off on monday. in the newsroom, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> thank you, kira. >>> police are saying the tsarnaev brothers used an atm carb longing to a carjacking victim before the shootout on thursday. the car owner also told police the pair admitted they bombed the marathon and killed the police officer. their father said his sons could not have planned that attack because the fbi was watching them. but fbi agents say that is not true. they did speak to the older brother, tamerlan, back in 2011 after the russians informed them he had a radical islamist, but the fbi said they found no ties to terrorists. tamerlan was killed in the shootout thursday. police tackled him after he ran out of wall let's. they say dzhokhar tried to run down the officers but hit his brother's body instead, dragging it down the block. investigators say tamerlan's body was so badly damaged by bullets, they couldn't tell which gun
have been charged with crimes, would not be eligible. >>> president obama will host south korea's newly elected first female president at the white house next month. they will observe the 60th anniversary of the alliance between the u.s. and south korea. also high on their agenda, efforts to counter the nuclear threat posed by north korea. >>> in venezuela, demand for a recount in the presidential election. ballots were ignored leading to an anti-government protest. the election results were certified. the winner by a razor thin margin less than one percentage point hand-picked by president late hugo chavez to carry on the separatist union. >>> following the boston bombings, scotland yard is beefing up the already extraordinary security measures they already put in place for margaret thatcher's funeral tomorrow. hundreds of military troops will be visible along the procession route through the streets of london. and with so many dignitaries that are expected to attend shortstops, including queen elizabeth and former prime minister, scotland yard is fine tuning its behind the scenes secu
area hospitals and just after 6:00 p.m., president obama addresses the country. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. >> investigators searching for clues as to who is behind the bombings all night long and abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here and he's been reporting on it all night. brian? >> reporter: well, good morning, george. there is a killer at large. and with no one in custody, and no sense that there might be more terror attacks coming, the search for the people behind this is -- could not be more urgent. overnight a tip about possible explosives led federal agents to search an apartment on the fifth floor of this building in the boston suburb of revere. agents later told residents there was nothing to worry about. but the quick law enforcement response underscored the urgency of the fbi's effort to track and stop the people responsible for monday's attack. >> the maker of the device intended for the device to go off simultaneously, and he had absolutely no regard for, you know, women, children, runners, innocent people. [ sirens ] >> rep
week. >> one of the tensest weeks of the obama presidency, you had the bombing in massachusetts, at the boston marathon, and then not long after we were trying to grasp that, you had the ricin letters, one addressed to the president of the united states and another one addressed to senator roger wicker on capitol hill. ricin poisonous, that was entirely unconnected. of course, the explosion at the fertilizer plant outside of waco, texas, an extraordinary week. as it's unfolding you don't know if the events are connected or not. a very tense week. by the way, a thoroughly packed week politically. the president's big initiative on gun violence went down on capitol hill. >> let's get to pierre thomas, right now, our chief justice correspondent, we're learning a lot more about the suspects right now, pierre, and one of the points you have been making this morning is the way they handled themselves in the firefight suggests some kind of par military training. >> george, let's re-create what we think happened, firefight, they were throwing grenades or explosives out the car. the suspe
,000 flights every day. >>> president obama is among those expected to attend a memorial service thursday for victims of the texas fertilizer explosion. families got their first look at damage to their homes on the outskirts of the blast zone. some of them devastated to find pets lost, but hoping to at least pick up the pieces and rebuild. 14 people died in the explosion. 12 of them first responders. two residents of an apartment complex also died. >>> much of the midwest, record floodwaters have started to recede in some spots. but others still face significant risk. the water-logged village of fox lake, about 55 miles from chicago, virtually impassable. it's expected to stay that way for several more days. water levels are so high, some residents reported seeing carp swimming in their driveways. pull out the fishing pole. >>> in south dakota, snow was the problem. up to a foot of it in some areas. it wasn't that light, flakey stuff either. it was heavy, wet snow that was tough to shovel up. good news, forecasters are saying this was probably the last big storm of the season. >> aren't w
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